Martlet Mk IV
|This page is about the British fighter Martlet Mk IV. For other uses, see F4F (Family).|
The Martlet Mk IV is a gift rank II British fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/SB) and 2.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X". It is a British licensed and slightly modified version of the American Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,900 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 300||< 330||< 350||> 335|
|Compressor||Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|Setting 1||1,860 m||1,115 hp||1,210 hp|
|Setting 2||3,810 m||1,014 hp||1,100 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
- 8 mm steel behind pilot's head
- 6.35 mm steel behind pilot's body
The Martlet Mk IV is armed with:
- 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (240 rpg = 1,440 total)
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Manual Engine Control
Auto control available
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|I||Fuselage repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||New 12 mm MGs|
As a premium aircraft, grinding for upgrades is not necessary. Only the "Mark of distinction" can be unlocked, which grants the ability to place and show four decals without having a premium account.
Pros and cons
- Good manoeuvrability
- Fair roll rate
- Dense and hard hitting firepower
- Good pilot protection
- High Vne (never exceed speed)
- Superb elevator authority at all speeds
- Low ammunition pool
- Bad cockpit rear visibility (SB)
- Cannot carry extra ordnance (i.e. bombs)
- Horrible energy retention
- Awfully slow
- Abysmal climb rate
- Poor performance at altitude
The Royal Navy purchased 220 F4F-4s adapted to British requirements. The main difference was the use of a Wright R-1820-40B Cyclone in a distinctly more rounded and compact cowling, with a single double-wide flap on each side of the rear and no lip intake. These machines were named Martlet Mk IV.
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|Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation|
|Fighters||F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2 · F4F-3 · F4F-4 · F6F-5 · F6F-5N · F7F-1 · F7F-3 · F8F-1 · F8F-1B · XF5F · XP-50|
|Jet Fighters||F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8|
|Export||Martlet Mk IV · ▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · ▄F8F-1B · ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II|
|Britain premium aircraft|
|Light fighters||Tuck's Gladiator Mk II|
|Naval fighters||Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · Wyvern S4|
|Fighters||▄D.520 · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · Typhoon Mk Ib · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · MB.5|
|Twin-engine fighters||Whirlwind P.9|
|Jets||Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper|
|Bombers||▄Catalina Mk IIIa · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Hudson Mk V · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7 · ▄Avenger Mk II|